HANDSOME HAWK VALENTINE is an independent Promoter, DJ, EmCee, Booker & Producer that specializes in Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Roots, Americana, Honky Tonk, Punk, New Wave, Surf, Garage, Blues, Soul, Swing, DJ, Burlesque and similar events in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and San Jose. Mr Valentine was raised in Virginia on Country, AM Gold, '60s Soul, '50s Rock n Roll, Metal and New Wave. Hawk fell in love with punk via the fertile Washington harDCore Punk scene and started booking shows in the late 1980s. He moved to the Bay Area in 1993 and was the Head Booker at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley in the mid '90s. The vibrant San Francisco Swing & Rockabilly scene of the '90s swept Hawk up and introduced him to the Roots Music scene. After years of booking bands locally, regionally and on North American tours Hawk now concentrates on putting on events and parties at Bay Area venues like Elbo Room, Slim's, Cafe DuNord, Thee Parkside, The Knockout, The Hemlock, The Blank Club, The Night Light,, The Legionnaire Saloon, The Starry Plough, El Rio, Freight & Salvage, The Fireside CafĂ©, Overland and many more.